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Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Behringer CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER CS400 effects pedal is an affordable way to add some serious finesse to your playing. Dynamics play an important role in music. They help to convey emotion, wh... Read More

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The Behringer CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER CS400 effects pedal is an affordable way to add some serious finesse to your playing. Dynamics play an important role in music. They help to convey emotion, whether it's a sultry blues solo or the unrelenting gallop of unfettered metal. But uncontrolled dynamics can take all your best intentions and turn them into mush. That's where the Behringer CS400 comes in, softening loud sounds and boosting low signal levels to keep everything more uniform.

Ever notice how some strings on your guitar or bass sound louder than others? This is partly due to physics. Strings with lower mass just don't put out as much volume as the heavier ones. When used properly, a compressor makes all of the strings the same volume. Compressors are also great for slap-style bass players, making thumb slaps, string pulls and muted notes all the same volume, for an extremely percussive effect.

The CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER is easy to use. You can dial in the right amount of compression using the dedicated Attack and Sustain dials. The Level control allows you to set the output to subtle, or engage a monster volume boost. Tone lets you add exactly the right level of highs. From clean, snappy country leads to rock solos that scream for eons, the CS400 is built to make your sound the center of attention. Its LED tells you when it's on, and the top-quality on/off switch maintains outstanding signal integrity in bypass mode. You can power this scene-stealer with either a 9 V battery or our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included).

Features
  • Compress loud and bosst low signals without degrading the original sound
  • Dedicated Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls
  • Blue status LED
  • First-class electronic On/Off switch for highest signal integrity in bypass mode
  • Rugged construction ensures long life
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BehringerCS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)

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4.0

Great sustainer!

By Jorden A. Kr

from Israel

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long sustain, great boost, clean comp

Cons

  • Not a true bypass
  • Using sustain must add a noise gate

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

A great Live sound.
Very versatile.
Long sustain add a lot of noise.

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4.0

Not perfect, but exceptional for the price!

By Vicblade11

from GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

I think the compressor is one of those things that most guitarist don't think you need because it is not like an effect, and I can see that when most compressors cost 100+ but this is a very affordable option and compressors really help in the long run to make you sound more professional.

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5.0

Most unexpected surprise ever

By todd6138

from Huntington, WV

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Can Boost Your Tone
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have been searching for a pedal to put some oomph into my new American Stratocaster. I own a Bugera 6260 witha Raven cabinet; very servicable for my needs btw just adding this so they know it is a tube amp and I don't own a pricey true Fender amp. I could great dirty cleans from the clean channel but the distortion crunch was a bit too much. I craved an overdriven sound and tried a clean boost which didn't really do it. I got this not expecting much but it was a huge gift from the heavens. I can just dial in sustain to around 2 o clock and tone to three and attack only to about 7 and blam I got perfect overdriven rock with perfect clarity and no need for even another pedal. It's the only thing I even need for my strat besides a noise reducer. So do yourself a favor and try this product and save a ton of money because it workd great!

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    5.0

    Works Great at a Fraction of the Price

    By Player of Bass

    from Portland OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is one of those products that Behringer has dialed in correctly. Some of their stuff in the past was noisy and/or cheaply produced. But this Item they got Right!
      Use it for bass, guitar and keyboards.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect!!!

      By Tarsys Amorim Silva

      from Anaheim

      Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I was just looking for something that is not so expensive and i found this behringer. I can say totally satisfied that this little plastic pedal does the job as a compressor. I used in my bass or in my guitar and i love it. it?s a good gear for the price !!!

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SHOCKINGLY AWESOME PEDAL

      By MARIO SULEY

      from Pittsburgh,PA

      Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The best compressor on the market. Heard some word from a few Pro Bassists that this was modeled after what I feel is the best Compressor/Sustainter ever made, the Boss CS-2, which is discontinued and goes for at the least, $150 used. But this little pedal packs so much punch. I have it hooked up to a Fender Jazz Bass, and an Ampeg combo, and I couldn't be more happy. It's very delicate though. I'd suggest buy the warranty for the extra $5. Dooooo it.

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